Amsterdam Travel Guide
Amsterdam is one of Europe’s top mini-break destination and it’s easy to see why. It’s filled with beautiful, winding canals and wooden houses. Lose yourself strolling, biking or cruising through the city. You’ll be enchanted by the relaxed pace of the city.
The city has a great collection of museums. Must-visits are the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gough museum and the Rembrandt museum. To understand the difficult history of Amsterdam, make sure you visit the Anne Frank museum where you will live the experience of her time in hiding during the Holocaust.
Amsterdam is famous for its tulips and in the central flower market you can find hundreds of tulips and create your own bouquet. The city is filled with cute cafes, Dutch pancake houses and cool, pop-up food markets such as the Foodhallen, where you will be spoiled with choices.
In the evening, if you’re curious you can check out the red-light district which is the tourist hotspot of Amsterdam and visit the famous coffee shops. For a more authentic nightlife experience, be sure to grab a drink in the traditional “Brown Bars” which are wooden pubs which can be found along the canals of Leidseplein.
The top places to stay are Leidseplein, Centrum and Museum districts. Here you’ll find tons of mid-range hostels which leave you just a stone’s throw away from most of the tourist sites, bars and restaurants. Make sure to get a week-long travel ticket for the trams to make the most for your money.
The best time to visit is from May to August for the summer. The skies are blue, and the canals reflect the beautifully colourful sunsets. From October to April, be sure to take an umbrella and a coat for the rainy weather typical for the season.